I kept returning to this exhibit at San Diego's Balboa Park Mingei Museum monthly for the three or four months it was here. An introductory plaque for the display reads in-part:
"What is self-taught genius? During the post-Revolutionary era in the newly formed U.S. this characterization took the profound dimensions that were pivotal to the development of a start-up nation conceived on an experimental model: all of the nation's citizens were self-taught Americans."
Many pieces were part of this display but sadly it seems I only took this one picture: